Monday, January 25, 2010

Hi, it’s me. I’m just sharing the love today.

My husband took this photo of me over the weekend and I think I like it. I used a couple of textures on it as it was sort of fuzzy to begin with. I liked it that way. I was about to take George for the late afternoon walk and had my favorite mittens on and the hiking sticks. I think my husband had said something funny, or done something amusing and I was laughing.

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I don’t like posting photos of myself. Flowers are always better to look at, or horses, or anything else as far as I’m concerned. But this is me, and you should always know who you’re dealing with, dontcha know.

I’ve found a couple of new blogs that I’ve added to my ever expanding blogroll and thought I’d share them with you. I think it’s good to visit new places and meet new people, so on that note, let me introduce two sites that I’ve recently discovered.

JerryJonespicOne blog that I’m completely enjoying is Jerry Jones’ Shadowhouse Creations, where there is sharing galore going on. Jerry is the creator of SkeletalMess (formerly Ghostbones) textures, and his talent abounds. I’ve always enjoyed perusing his work on Flickr, and I especially like {this set}. His generosity with his free textures, tutorials and font downloads are just a few reasons why this place is a must stop for digital photographers who are into Photoshop and all that it offers.

His work is very inspiring. (Photo by Jerry Jones)

IMG_5765 copy 2 Another blog that I just found today is Low Tide High Style, and features Kat, a fellow Marylander and lover of all things beautiful. Kat especially enjoys interior design and entertaining. I love her before and after shots of remodeling jobs.

She’s hosting a Giveaway until Tuesday evening, so head on over there and tell her I said hello. You could win this gorgeous assortment of ocean-inspired decorative items and yummy extras that you see pictured here. Kat is also a huge proponent of something I call sharing the love, and she highlights the blogs of others when she sees something she really enjoys. (Photo by Kat)

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

47 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Evidently having a good eye runs in your family! Your picture is wonderful!

Julie Harward said...

KATE...I LOVE THIS PIC OF YOU! LOVE THE COLORS AND YOU LOOK LIKE A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER..SOMEONE WHO WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY! GOT YOUR VEST ON TOO HUH..JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT..ESPECIALLY YOU! COME SAY HI :D

Woman in a Window said...

Hey, there you are. I think it's a wonderful picture, especially knowing who took the shot.

xo
erin

Deb said...

great photo...thanks for sharing the blogs...gonna go visit..

Susan said...

I like the picture. There's a bit of mystery with the mailbox and the woods in the background.
I read the books about the ponies of Assateague Island by Margurite Henry about a hundred times as a kid, but I've never "talked" to anyone who gets to visit there. It looks beautiful.

Ellen said...

What a lovely picture. You look so sweet and serene as you get ready to walk George.

Donna S. said...

Great picture. Very natural looking (which I never get).

Mental P Mama said...

Perfection. Seriously.

Sweetpea said...

Yuppers, really glad to know who I'm dealing with alright... :>}}

Michelle said...

It's a great portrait!

Pony Girl said...

Fun to see a photo of you! It's a great one, by the way! I don't like to post pictures of me, either. I always try to hide my face or have it be a profile view or something. I'm just weird about being all over the Internet sometimes. I love blogging, but a lot of people in my life don't know I have this whole blogging world and I kinda like it that way, LOL! :) I suppose someday I'm going to have to come out of the bloggy closet....

Hilary said...

Wonderful photo. You have such a warm smile. I'm not surprised. :)

beth said...

I'm like you...always a little, ummm...really a picture of me ?....how about another one of that barn or the snow....but not me.....

and then I always go....not so bad after all :)

SO I loved seeing you of course !

Char said...

great portrait!! i'm glad you shared it

Kerri said...

I love the shot!!

Low Tide High Style said...

Love the photo, it's just beautiful!

Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! I do love sharing the "love" and thank you for doing the same!

Kat :)

Jo said...

Oh, what a great picture. I prefer seeing pictures of people, rather than things, and that is one of the best photos on your blog. It's wonderful.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Kate...
That's a really great picture of you! I love it, and am so glad you shared it with us today.
Have a great week.
Donna

Linda said...

Hello Kate,
I found you over at LOW TIDE HIGH STYLE and thought I would take a look around...LOVE what I see...so now you have a new friend...ME! Great pic...looks like a FUN day:)

Blessings,
Linda

Carolynn said...

I think that's a beautiful photo of you.

Amy said...

Great photo!!! Love the texture look too it, adds much more to the picture then if you just served it straight from the camera...

Thanks for the new blogs to check out, I MIGHT attempt to figure out adobe photoshop someday, in the meantime I'll admire the work you do with textures and that'll be that...

Have a great Monday...

Mary said...

Awww, you are so cute! Is that your fave vest?

Barb T. said...

I love the photo of you! Thru reading your blog, I feel that I have come to know you somewhat; this photo seems the very essence of who I believe you are!
I also love Shadowhouse; that man is so generous with his beautiful textures. I love going there to check things out!

BUSH BABE said...

Oh - nice post Kate!! Love that shot of you - and the effect. One thing I try on fuzzy focus images is Paint Daubs - I love the look and it's better than any sharpening in my opinion...

I understand your reluctance to be in front of the camera - is there a photographer around who DOES like being there? I posted on of me this week - hiding behind a baby!!
:-)
BB

willow said...

Oh, this is a great portrait! Mittens, hicking sticks and smiles. Love it.

Nurse Nancy said...

Your picture is the true image of contentment.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's a lovely picture of you, very natural. I enjoy finding new blogs too. It's a great community to be involved with.

CJ xx

Deb said...

Beautiful Kate ♥

ro said...

Dear Kate,
Your photo is just terrific. You look like a very content and satisfied woman. Just perfect!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Kisses and Hugs.

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

I've watched your photos evolve from back when you were doing the guess-a-photo (which by the way, was my favorite thing you've ever done - and I even won one!) to now and you are learning so many amazing things. Great job.

(Yes, I changed domain names from aaron-n-jen.com to emeraldsunshine.org, but no, I am not new. ;)

Oliag said...

Such a beautiful portrait...you look so happy and calm...

Thanks for the links too...I'm having a fun AM finding new sites!

Linda said...

Lookin good!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's a great picture. Love your smile!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Now i really know what you look like, Kate! It is good to see you looking so happy.

Daryl said...

I wanna go there ...

Rocky Mountain said...

Caught! I'm not an axe-murderer, however, I am a little crazy. I've been lurking so I can look at your beautiful photography...

Thanks for sharing,

Rocky Mountain Woman

Betty said...

That is a lovely picture of you.
You look peaceful and content
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts~~

Laura ~Peach~ said...

so cool that you are in FRONT of the camera :) love the pic WAVING .... ear scratches for george and an above the butt scratch too :D love you George and I am not even jealous having to share you with so many on face crack as well as here.

noble pig said...

You look fabulous my friend!!!

FireLight said...

This photo is adorable; I'll bet George will want you to put it on on his Facbook page!
{wink}

Caroline said...

Love the photo your hubby took. You look so happy! And thanks for sharing the links!

becky up the hill said...

Photo of you is beautiful. Your hair and the turquiose shirt, you got it working ;o).

TSannie said...

Wonderful photo of you, my friend.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there Kate, love to see you! And how funny I do think the same way about me infront of a camera. So that's why I put this hide away one on my blog...;-)

olivia said...

That photo of you is fantastic!!! :)

cottage farm villa said...

Kate, that picture of you looks like it should be on the pages of a catelog for winter outerwear!!! Great shot hubby took!

Merisi said...

Loving men take the best pictures of their beloved!
You look gorgeous!

I read through all your posts, down from the most recent one and enjoyed them all. I hope your test results will be known soon, so you can breath freely again. All the best,
hugs,
Merisi